General optical scintillation in turbulent atmosphere

  title={General optical scintillation in turbulent atmosphere},
  author={Ruizhong Rao},
A general expression of the scintillation index is proposed for optical wave propagating in turbulent atmosphere under arbitrary fluctuation conditions. The expression depends on extreme behaviors of the scintillation indices under both weak and strong fluctuations. The maximum scintillation index in the onset region and the corresponding Rytov index can be evaluated from the general expression. Plane and spherical waves in the cases of zero and non-zero turbulence inner scale are given as… CONTINUE READING

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